Milkha Singh, an Indian Sprint icon, is showing “continuous improvement” as they fight COVID-19 in the PGIMER Hospital Intensive Care Unit, a spokesman for the facility said on Sunday. A 91-year-old man is being monitored by a group of doctors at the Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). “The legendary Shri Milkha Singh ji sprinter, who has been admitted to the PGIMER NHE block ICU since June 3 and is receiving COVID-19 treatment, is showing continuous improvement,” said hospital spokesperson Ashok Kumar.
“Based on all current medical parameters, which is on June 6, his condition has been better seen than in previous days,” Professor Ashok Kumar, an official spokesman, said in a statement.
Milkha’s family also issued a statement through the spokesperson, saying that the iconic athlete is improving and that his condition is stable.
Nirmal Kaur, his wife’s positive COVID (82), however, “continues to fight bravely,” according to a spokesman.
He is currently being treated at Fortis Hospital in Kaur Mohaliko.
Milkha was also admitted to the same hospital earlier, but was discharged last Sunday at the request of her family.
However, he continued at home with the help of oxygen and after his oxygen levels started to drop he was admitted to PGIMER.
Milkha is believed to have been infected through a home help.
The legendary athlete is a four-time gold medalist in the Asian Games and a champion in the 1958 Commonwealth Games, but his greatest performance comes in fourth place in the 400-meter final at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
It was a national record time in the Italian capital for 38 years, until it was broken by Paramjeet Singh in 1998.
In 1956 and 1964 he represented India at the Olympics and was given by Padma Shri in 1959.
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